Citizens want governments to act to combat climate changeJune 5, 2007 at 3:31 pm | Posted in Climate change, Environmental Change Institute, G8, G8+5, Nielsen, Oxford University, PR, Public opinion, Research, Survey | 2 Comments
A survey released today by The Nielsen Company and Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, has revealed that global concerns about climate change have increased dramatically in the last six months (Figure 1)
Biggest and 2nd biggest concern in the next 6 months: Global Warming
Reading columns as pairs from left to right, these are the countries they represent:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- South Korea
– and consumers in every region of the world consider it the responsibility of governments to address it (Figure 2).
“Global warming as a major concern has more than doubled across the world from October 2006 (7%) to April 2007 (16%) with some countries showing three-to-four-fold increases.
Even in the US—which registered the lowest percentage of people registering climate change as a major concern six months ago—the percentage concerned has increased from six to thirteen percent,” said Dodd. (Figure 3)
Figure 2 and Figure 3 are tables in the PDF press release. I shall leave you to look them up, after you admire the back of this very green bus in Oxford: